Are you done shopping for the holidays? You might be after reading this.

You probably already noticed things cost a lot more this year. If you haven't noticed, where have you been the other 11 months of 2023?

Prices continue to increase on everything from toys to stocking stuffers to decorations. It all adds up leaving some buried under mountains of debt.

We took a deep dive into holiday spending to find out how everyone is planning to afford the holidays this year. Find out how many gifts parents are buying their kids or how many people are using credit cards to pay for gifts while still buried under debt from last year's Christmas.

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How much should you spend on gifts this year? Should you put everyone on credit cards and worry about it later? Will people actually use those gift cards?

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LOOK: What Christmas was like the year you were born

To see how Christmas has changed over the last century, Stacker explored how popular traditions, like food and decorations, emerged and evolved from 1920 to 2021 in the U.S. and around the world. 

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LOOK: 25 over-the-top Christmas displays from across America

To help get everyone in the mood for the upcoming holiday season, Stacker compiled a list of some of the most over-the-top Christmas displays across America.

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